Captain and chief officer of oil tanker Grace 1 arrested in GibraltarChristian Fernsby ▼ | July 12, 2019
Gibraltar police arrested the captain and chief officer of an oil supertanker Grace 1 on Thursday, the Gibraltar Chronicle reported, quoting official sources.
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A spokesperson of Gibraltar police said that the two men arrested were being investigated but have not been charged yet. Documents and electronic devices were also seized from the tanker.
According to RT news, Grace 1 is owned by a Singaporean company and flies a Panama flag. Local authorities said they had obtained an order from Gibraltar's Supreme Court to extend the detention of Grace 1 for 14 days for dviolating the sanctions imposed on Syria. ■